Competition for high-margin component orders heats up
Largan Precision, the world’s leading camera supplier for smartphones and lens supplier for Apple products, reported record high gross margins for the first quarter of 2017, showing the company’s strong competitive edge against a backdrop of component orders dominated by Foxconn and Pegatron.
Company has sold at least 2 million units since November
Nintendo has announced that it will stop producing the NES Classic next month following a rather short four-month release window from November 2016.
But still faces a stock exchange delisting risk
Toshiba Corp’s shares finally recovered this week after Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that Apple is considering a multi-billion-dollar investment into the company’s semiconductor chip business.
Company needs to beat the 18 million it sold last year
Asustek Computer, the world’s fourth largest PC vendor by unit sales, managed to ship just 4.2 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2017, though its profits continued to remain strong thanks to higher average selling prices (ASPs), according to sources in the upstream supply chain.
Microsoft's partnership with Citrix continues to expand
Earlier this month, expert Windows author and columnist Ed Bott recently pointed out that Microsoft is preparing to unleash “big changes” to the way the world’s most popular OS can be deployed to devices and systems very soon.
Still up 18 percent over February following iPhone order cuts
Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer and third largest technology company by revenue, reported consolidated revenues of NT$341.69 billion in March 2017, an increase of nearly 18 percent over February and nearly 2 percent year-over-year.
Component shortages, exchange rates creating concerns for revenue
According to the latest Far East reports, Asustek is expected to experience a weak second quarter due to difficulties with its next-generation smartphones entering mass production, along with component shortages that continue to create rising cost pressure.
Companies expected to maintain a collaborative relationship
In a matter proceeding from the result of “regulatory headwinds” by Chinese regulators, LeEco has announced that it no longer intends to buy Irvine-based Vizio.
Seeks boost in performance, development and affordability of AI products
Last week, Intel said that it would begin collaborating with Japan based Preferred Networks (PFN) on the development of a Python-based deep learning framework to boost the performance, development and affordability of AI applications on the market.
OLED market share increases to 40 percent this year
Organic light emitting diode panels in the smartphone market are expected to surpass LCD panels by 2018, according to LG Display senior executives during a keynote speech at Finetech Japan 2017 last week.